Happy Halloween 2013, Live @ the Elixir Lab

by The Casually Acclaimed

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released October 31, 2013

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Track Name: When it Rains, We Grow
The blackberry patch- you were there to get your drug stash
I was wishin' I was kickin' it with someone who loved me back
the blackberry patch- you were there to get your drug stash
wishin' and envision' you more of man

Windy mountain roads in a car with no title,
my first time driving stick, the speedometer was broke
cop pulls up behind me, "where the fuck should I go?!"
With my long, luscious locks, rasta-far-I-uh-oh!

The blackberry patch- you were there to get your drug stash
I was wishin' I was kickin' it with someone who loved me back
the blackberry patch- you were there to get your drug stash
wishin' and envision' you more of a man!

"You see that truck over there? I let him borrow it years ago.
He owes me hearty harvest and the interest I let grow.
It's like he still hails in jail, mental slavery still shows,
so pick an alibi pie and keep your head down low!"

The blackberry patch- you were there to get your drug stash
I was wishin' I was kickin' it with someone who loved me back
the blackberry patch- you were there to get your drug stash
...a little later I'd learn you're a sociopath.

Man meets machete and soon he starts to taste
the juices from the truths that felons put upon his plate
hackin', I was snackin' on the berries all the same
you scooped your stash from that patch,
continued on your game

The blackberry patch- I'm here makin' platinum tracks
"If I get out alive, I'll shove this single up your ass."
Someone with that rash should learn to keep it in his pants
this one's for all the women who've had your back-
(fuck that)
A little later I'd learn you're a sociopath!
Track Name: Earth is for Lovers
Raindrops wander down and onto my cheeks
I soak up the sound while my front tire squeaks (eek!)
I know you're not around but you're everywhere I see
and even if I pinned you down, I'd still be longing

But I just don't know what I'd do if you ceased on those strings
the drum in my heart would stop thumping
so play on! Play on! Reach that higher state
wander far- I can feel you levitate
cause just to be frank- you're quite the saving grace...
so thanks.

With many moments lost, this one we've won
for all the time life ticks- we forget to have fun
but now we know the truth- that love is all there is
(yes love is all there is)
so sometime very soon- I suggest we make it
(I love your spirit)

But I sip moments slow- too afraid of getting burned
then before I know- the tides have turned
I'm unconventional, which means I'm unique
and getting pretty good at tuning my heart strings
then sooner than later I sing, "It's already morning
I'm the bird that's perched on your street-
come awaken with me!"

When I settle into sound- I no longer hear me
just amber walls of love's light glistening
feeling at home, I listen to the leaves
and all the light sounds of tranquility
then I let the swell of the bass lull me back to sleep
and I wash down all of my days with beautiful dreams
I hope you're listening and finding deep peace.
Track Name: Everywhere You Go, There You Are
Everywhere you go, there you are (there you are)
every inch you reach, one closer to the stars
and when the longing leaves- the present moment comes
so love every piece of life and from death run.
Yes, love every piece of life and from death run!

Every song you sing now is sung (now is sung)
every battle fought will eventually be won
there's no such thing as loss- just itty, bitty gain
expand upon your dreams and start singing in the rain.
Expand upon your dreams and start singing in the rain
it's never too late to enjoy all your days

Everywhere you go, there you are (there you are)
every inch you reach, one closer to the stars
with every passing death, spits out seeds of new life
so hold on tight to truth and let loose strife
yes hold on tight to truth and let loose strife!

Every gift you give gave back thanks (gave back thanks)
every signal put was received on other banks
so think about the world and focus on the need
grow rich in life (oh) and generosity
grow rich in hope (oh) and let the longing leave
unite in brighter light, wisdom and harmony
listen to the plants, and turn off your TV
look inside yourself...
search for inner peace
and let the longing leave... om.
Track Name: tWO pecuLIAr FLOWers
Leafy life, surrounding your existence
hold tight, we're ready for explosions
warm nights, the summer sun's a-meltin'
burnin' bright, cosmic course collision

It can be hard to drive with the sun in your eyes sometimes, my friend
but til' the very end- drive on
It can be hard to find when you're looking behind instead of ahead
catch the perfect wave you're riding on
especially when the desert sands come tumbling in
the present is a present we're presented with
stealth is wealth, the summer sun is sinking in
soaring through the soft sound of found vibrations

Petals pulled, revealing your intentions
lives unfold, kaleidoscopic pendants
stories told were only half an image
the more we grow- the more of life we're living

It can be safer to trade than borrow to buy some time, my friend
cash in moments- "petal" on
it can be hard to fly with a flame that's so bright igniting threads
check your wing span- soar high above
especially when the desert sands come tumbling in
the present is a present we're presented with
(and I'm just killing time)
stealth is wealth the summer sun is sinking in
soaring through the soft sound of found vibration

petals pulled...
stories told...
lives unfold... (oh!)
the more we grow... (the more we grow)
Track Name: Pen to Canvas (just-make-something)
workin' at that gas station, wastin' creativity
puffin' through the moments and eatin' all that ecstasy
waitin' for the startin' gun- whatchoo' think I'm soundin'?
growin' with the orchids- happy to be grounded

bang, bang- here's your life, get in it
try as you might to refit it, but you can't take it back
hey, it's all we have
today- here's your life, create it
grow bright in all your vision then put the pen to canvas
just please make something
I can't keep going off your drum beat alone
(though I do love its rhythm)

other side of the desk, always sellin' somethin'
livin' check to paycheck, wonderin' what I'm watchin'
askin' for my money back, gotta hit the landlord
'tendin' that the strangers weren't just your neighbors

burn sage- here's your life, get in it
everyone starts out beginners
that's what brings fun to the game (hey, it's why we play)
today- here's your life, create it
grow bright in all your vision
then put the pen to canvas
just please make something
I can't keep going off your heartbeat alone though I do love it's rhthym

and we gotta be, gotta be, (gotta be) willing to change
(cause we do it everyday) so...

burn sage- here's your life, get in it
try as you might to refit it, but you can't take it back
(hey, it's all we have)
living wage here's your life create it
grow bright in all your vision, then put the pen to canvas
just please, baby, for me, make something
I can't keep going off your heartbeat alone
though I do love its rhythm (it's quite something)
kinda like: thump th-th-thump, thump, thump
(thump th-th-thump, thump, thump)
thump th-th-thump, thump, thump
thump th-th-thump, thump, thump
music, makin' music,
kinda like: thump th-th-thump, thump, thump
makin' music... wee!
Track Name: The Flower and Klem
Waitin', I was wadin' in the river just fallin'
deep in love with leaves that were crawlin'
out with the waves in the hot summer daze
where the current carried me right in
wadin' in deep to my chin
felt the current whirrin' on my skin
watched the sunset, no regrets,
held my breath, had a laugh, clapped,
and then dove right in
paddled past a bowed rowed "emotion"
made my way to front row explosions
where the lights line the waves, celebrate the holidays
and I smiled in the reflection
"Happens 3 times, it's an omen", that's what Mama Earth once had spoken
told that turtle detour towards the shore, once more
on the beach you'll meet the shiniest gems
cubit through your meditations, leaf through life- it's all a vacation
intentions-turned-gold, shine souls,
books on hold, just takin' space at local locations...

the story of the Flower and Klem was written on the same hand as them
a Flower on the shore wouldn't sit still no more, bored, she gazed in deep reflection
that's when she caught a glimpse of him
movin' through the grooves towards the ocean
as he shifted shimmered past, workin' fast, hard at task,
diligently polishin' gems
the water wets the gems, shinin', the light hits em' right, diamonds
but take 'em up to the shore, there they'll glisten no more
til' you take em' tastes-a hydration
"if it happens 3 times its an omen," that's what Mama Earth once had spoken
if it seems to sparkle bright, in-sight, hold it tight, hitch a ride and take the wave in motion
the Flower felt like reelin' him in, instead she just jumped right in
saw the scales, they'll prevail,
felt better, wetter,
and now he's teaching her to swim.
Track Name: Return Home
23- it beckons me, each week, I find I'm older
wandering and wondering exactly how I'll measure
worlds that grow and time it goes and soon enough I'm over
little tasks that set me back, roadblocks that I've tripped over

straight- hazy blazy, you amaze me
bathed in all your beautiful light
I will wander freely, wander easy
floating down this conscious stream of life
ready to take flight, oh, and fly free
this is the beginning of something

presently, your melody has me poised awaiting
moments with your gentle kiss while we're collaborating
but time it goes, man worlds unfold, yeah everything is fleeting
so I'll save that space in my heart wait
until you come careening

straight- hazy blazy, you amaze me
bathed in all your beautiful light
I will wander freely, wander easy
floating down this conscious stream of life
ready to take flight, oh, and fly free-
hazy blazy, I'm your lady
singing through the heart of every night
I will wander freely, wander easy
coast the coast, yeah soak up all the light
ready to take flight, oh, and fly free
writing in harmony

23 beckoned me to write this little diddy...
Track Name: Pennies
this is not the future we had in mind, things don't work out that way
once we stood on the shoulders of giants, then we got cut down to size
(then we got cut down to size)

I've been washed down to pennies, cut down to size
I've been washed down to pennies, going nowhere, going nowhere

We had dreams we were greater then, waiting for tomorrow never comes
scattered like memories, waiting for tomorrow never comes
(tomorrow never comes)

I've been washed down to pennies, cut down to size
I've been washed down to pennies, going nowhere, going nowhere

learn to live with yourself again and mind your own business
alone at the edge of the world, at the edge of the world, at the edge of the world

I've been washed down to pennies, run too long, run too long, run too long
I've been washed down to pennies, going nowhere, going nowhere (at all..)
Track Name: The Casually Acclaimed
Oh it's never too late to enjoy all of your days
maybe you got caught with an off wave?
We're usually pretty non-judgmental, unconventional and all about:
playing games, waiting in the rain, pretending we're in Portland (hey!) singing for change...
sing it with me: we are free, and we've been wondering about unity
blowing kisses overseas, seeing just how far they'll reach
when the world divided collides
hey! we're the Casually Acclaimed
Just came to say: hey- it's the Shared Human Race
so take a minute to think about what you perpetuate
then head home in love and enjoy all your days
smile wide with me when we consider lives got saved
when the world we divided collides
Hey!
We're the Casually Acclaimed
just came to say
Hey!
Enjoy your days, enjoy your daze.
(We're the Casually Acclaimed, it's the Shared Human Race)
Track Name: She's a Stripper (Not a Ho)
Oh, she's a stripper (not a ho)
gotta daughter 8 years old, makin' grades to save her clothes

15 minutes as I spit this legit shit, wondering how you would look as a husband
staring at that hand where a ring has once been
wondering if you could grow in substance
and one thing I don't want is no ring
for you to be mine and for me to be your everything
one thing I don't want is no ring
for me to be yours and for you to be controlling
15 minutes as I spit this legit shit

15 minutes is about to be expanded
wrapped up, cashed out, removed before disbanded
15 minutes to make a little melody
twist it, distort it, turn it into legacy
15 minutes is about to be expanded
wrapped up, cashed out, removed before disbanded
15 minutes to make a little melody
twist it, distort it, turn it into legacy

15 minutes as I spit more legit shit
our legs leading us down the trails of once-been's
so spent, and still spending all the rings
she's collected, unaffected by the illegitimate offerings
15 minutes is about to be expanded
multiplied by 5 the time your eyes have watched this
little spit, we spat, and now that it's through
we kick back, and just relax and let a little melody wander through
into you
ire vibes and ire tides ahead
better start swimming before the waves come crashing
so we can ride them
into oblivion
15 minutes as I spray jizz on all of this
just kidding
There's Joseph, who knew that most of this
shit that I was sayin' was just playin' with the language
the other half of it?
Let's just leave it
out there in the barrier between the carrier hash plant.

15 minutes is about to be expanded
wrapped up, cashed out, removed before disbanded
15 minutes to make a little melody
twist it, distort it, turn it into legacy15 minutes is about to be expanded
wrapped up, cashed out, removed before disbanded
15 minutes to make a little melody
twist it, distort it, turn it into legacy
Track Name: Flutterby
When we started growing then we started settling
fueling forward motion while the wind is a-blowin'
first the melody flooded then the lyrics they dove right in
I nibble just a taste of each safe space,
my living place a packed suitcase
I'm out on a limb and I'll leave on a whim again...
hey man-

Can you flutter like a butterfly, flittery float float, flittery float float
flittery float float?
Flutter like a butterfly, flittery float float, flittery float float, flittery float?
Can you flutter like a butterfly, flittery float float, flittery float float
flittery float float?
Flutter like a butterfly, flittery float float, flittery float float, flittery float?
I flutter by, flutter back past and sometimes I land, sometimes I land
I flutter by, flutter back past and sometimes I land, sometimes I land

When I start to notice that the sun is sinking in,
I shift things into focus and I feel the beat within
laughter it grows til my vocal chords start dancing
I've collected lots of luck on these bright wings
and a little dust from traveling
but the seashell it calls, and my heart responds to the wind

Hey man!

Can you flutter like a butterfly, flittery float float, flittery float float
flittery float float?
Flutter like a butterfly, flittery float float, flittery float float, flittery float?
Can you wander like you'll one day die then kickity coast coast
kickity coast coast, kickity coast coast?
Wander like you'll one day die then kickity coast coast
kickity coast coast, kickity coast coast?

I flutter by, flutter back past and sometimes I land, sometimes I land
I flutter by, flutter back past and sometimes I land, sometimes I land

Hey man! Hey man, where you goin? Man, I am hitchin', and sometimes I land.
Track Name: Use Once and Destroy
vocals, lyrics and guitar by Adam Struble